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Dec 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
the responsibilities that come with it. their answers may surprise you. >> we're at madame tussauds new york getting a behind-the-scenes peek at all the work it takes to keep these life-size wax figures looking lifelike. >> and there's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> bullying is making a lot of news nowadays. that's because it's so common. brandon tells us about an unusual program that's helping to prevent bullying. not only does it start in elementary school, it takes an approach that's rather dramatic. >> hey, listen. i wanted to talk to you about the math, 'cause... >> liz and rachel call themselves actor/educators. and they're putting on a performance to help these 5th graders understand how a little issue can grow into something big and hurtful. >> she didn't show her friend her math homeworks, and her friend started to, like, exclude her from all the games and parties. >> the performance gives kids an opportunity they don't get in real life. the chance to stop the action and to discuss what's goin
PBS
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
, including new york, iowa, and the district of columbia, where it is legal. the u.s. supreme court announcing it will hear two cases challenging laws prohibiting the rights of same-sex married couples. fans around the world mourning the loss of award-winning mexican-american singer jenny rivera after wreckage of a plane flying rivera and six other people from a concert is found in northern mexico. her mangled driver's license among the crash-site debris. rivera selling 15 million records -- one of the most successful female singers in grupero, a male-dominated regional style. venezuelan president hugo chávez in cuba undergoing another cancer operation after announcing that more malignant cells have been found. the 58-year-old socialist leader is facing his fourth operation since mid-2011 for a third recurrence of an undisclosed form of cancer in the pelvic area. he is also designating a vice president, nicolas maduro, as his political heir in case he suffers complications. chávez, winning a presidential election in october, due to start a new six-year term on january 10th. for "teen kids ne
PBS
Nov 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
after a powerful appeal by the palestinian authority president in new york. >> the general assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the state of palestine. >> 138 generally assembly -- general assembly members voted in favor of upgrading palestine to the status of nonmember observers say. israel opposed the status change, saying the resolution will not help further the peace process. >> the truth is nothing will change if they continue to boycott israel and boycott peace talks. that is the only way to move forward. >> as a further response to the vote, israel has revealed plans for thousands of new settlement homes in east jerusalem and the west bank. >> agrees is exhaling today after the german parliament voted in support of providing the country with the next installment of bailout money. the deal is worth some 44 billion euros. >> germany's finance minister has defended the package, saying that a greek bankruptcy would be a major blow to the world economy. >> rescuing greece has been a main priority for the government, the citizens want to know
PBS
Dec 27, 2012 6:30pm PST
at the start of the trading day is a daily ritual at the new york stock exchange, despite the enthusiasm, traders are keeping an anxious eye on share prices. the fiscal cliff is on everyone's mind. u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner has warned that his department will need to take extraordinary measures to postpone the upcoming government defaults. he plans adjustments to the national budget that would give the u.s. two months of grace. president barack obama has said he is still hopeful that a resolution can be reached this year. he cut short his vacation in hawaii to restart negotiations with republicans in congress. before christmas, the president called for bipartisan cooperation. >> now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds, certainly not those coming from washington. >> analysts say failure to reach a deal with poison u.s. consumer spending. the fiscal cliff would trigger tax increases and government spending cuts in january, leaving far less money in the economy. the international monetary fund warrants of knock on effects for the global economy. -- warns of knock o
PBS
Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
his state in its recovery. meanwhile, new york is getting $27 million in federal funds to hire more than 5,000 sandy cleanup workers. holiday shopping season is off to a record start -- 247 million shoppers visiting stores and websites over the four-day weekend starting on thanksgiving, spending totaling over $59 billion, with the average holiday shopper spending $423. but if you're in the market for a partridge in a pear tree or seven swans a-swimming, you better start saving. this year's "twelve days of christmas" gift list will cost you over $100,000. for "teen kids news," i'm lauren green, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> we're going to take you back to early 1940s. world war ii was raging. here at home, the u.s. government put into play a drastic policy. people of japanese ancestry, many of them u.s. citizens, suddenly found themselves the victims of fear and discrimination. although guilty of no crime, they were rounded up and sent far away to what were basically prison camps. as eden tells us, it was a policy that our nation would regret. >> so, this my grandfather's y
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 6:30pm PST
sticking together during tough times. the boss played the opening notes of the new york benefit. >> ♪ meet me in the land of hope and dreams " >> springsteen's native new jersey was particularly hard hit. this date is set to receive 40% of the concert proceeds -- the state is set to receive 40% of the concert proceeds. rocker pete townshend and the who also chipped in. and "another brick in the wall." ♪ >> i sort of feel like a new yorker. i was very pleased to come here tonight and be able to stick in my -- to help the people who have been badly affected by this storm. >> it has been six weeks since sandy pummeled the u.s. east coast, leading 120 people dead. thousands of homes remain uninhabitable. the concert raised tens of millions of dollars to help them rebuild. the rolling stones played their part, too. mick jagger joked it was the most old man he had ever seen on one stage -- most old men he had ever seen on one stage. >> he isis truth. >> still a good concert. bundesliga powerhouse bayern munich are set to go into the break at the top of the table. >> they face gladbach. >> they
PBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
ground than that. as for the dow over in new york, it is down 0.6%. the euro shedding just a little bit of ground against the dollar. >> in other news now, the united states says it deeply regrets the passage of a new law in russia that bars american citizens from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin has signed the law, which places new strains on bilateral relations. >> the new law comes in response to american legislation that withholds visas to russians accused of human rights violations and freezes their u.s. assets. >> most bills signed by president putin have not been subjected to so much public scrutiny, but the ban on americans adopting russian children is controversial, so putin's strategy is to appeal to russian patriotism. >> as far as i know from opinion polls, the vast majority of russian citizens have a negative opinion of foreigners adopting our children. russia can and must look after its own children. >> at the same time, a russian judge acquitted a former prison doctor. human rights activists say he is responsible for the death of a russian lawyer in 200
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:30pm PST
in germany or in new york but on the ground in direct talks between the two sides. >> thanks very much for joining us. >> berlin says it is authorizing the deployment of 400 troops to help station patriot missiles on turkey's border with syria. the move is a sign of solidarity with turkey, also a nato member. >> dutch and american soldiers will also be engaged in the mission. the german parliament still needs to ratify the plan, which is initially limited to one year. >> nato missiles are being deployed at turkey's request. the joint statement by the german defense and foreign ministries described turkey as the nato member most at risk from the civil war in neighboring syria. the conflict has sporadically spilled over onto turkish territory, and there are fears syria could also fire rockets. germany says troops are only being deployed to protect turkey. >> our support for turkey is clearly defensive in nature and is aimed at military deterrents -- deterrence. both turkey opposes support and our agreement to provide it made clear that this mission has nothing to do with instituting or m
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm PST
convict in new york state has killed two firemen, apparently loring the firefighters by starting a blaze. a body found at his home is believed to be that of his sister. >> police investigating the murder say the man was in possession of several weapons. >> the convicted felon is thought to have set his own home on fire on christmas eve. when firefighters responded, he allegedly shot them. police fired back. >> got to be a rifle or a shotgun, high-powered. >> two firefighters died, and two were seriously injured in the combat-style ambush. investigators found a typed message. >> "i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best -- killing people." >> the shooting comes amid a renewed debate in the u.s. over gun ownership rights and just 10 days after a school shooting rampage in connecticut. as has happened after other recent shooting sprees, sales of assault-style rifles have seen a spike in gun shops since the massacre. many buyers seem to fear the weapons will be banned and want to get one legally before hand. >> ceremonies hav
PBS
Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
agreed to guide a discussion with some students from the masters school in dobbs ferry, new york. >> you guys are all in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, right? >> all: yeah. >> all right. do you think of middle school as being a pretty tough time in your life? tougher than elementary? >> i feel that, during the middle-school years, socially, it gets a lot harder, but at the same time, it's getting academically harder, which puts more stress on you than you've had in your, like, elementary years. >> you start to become more aware -- aware of your actions, what people think of you. you have academic worries, you have social worries. >> yes, josh. >> i do find middle school a little harder, and not just because of the fact that school gets harder every year as you go on. as you get older, sometimes, for some people, it gets better because they strengthen and they get faster at stuff, but, like, for certain people like me, i don't, like, strengthen and stuff, and it gets worse. >> you're saying you got to get more athletic, or else -- >> yeah. >> it gets worse for you. why, josh? does ever
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